New York: Vintage Books, 1995. First Edition. Paperback. USED. Very Good. Minor foxing and toning to edges. Clean, unmarked, tight. With glossy cover wrap. 13.2 x 20.4 cm. 368 pp. Item #15048
In this transcendent work of vivid reportage, Alma Guillermoprieto, an award-winning journalist at The New Yorker, gives us indelible snapshots of contemporary Latin America, offering insightful variations on the region's recurring themes: violence and inequality, the faithlessness of leaders and the stubborn faith of those they lead.
With profound sympathy and a novelist's eye for detail, Guillermoprieto talks with earnest assassins in Colombia and enterprising garbage pickers in Mexico; reveals the eerie logic behind the fanaticism of Peru's Shining Path guerillas; and unravels the web of scandal surrounding the presidential elections in Argentina. "The Heart That Bleeds" is journalism from the inside out--a work that probes beneath the daily news to capture history both hidden and all too real.